Photos of the QE2 Visit to the River Tyne in October 2008.
These photos were taken in October 2008 when the QE2 made it's second and final visit to the River Tyne.
People arrived at Tynemouth while it was still dark to watch her enter the River early in the morning as the sun was rising.
The weather could not have been better, the sea was calm and there was very little wind as the great liner sailed steadily from the horizon, straight into the River Tyne.
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Tug waiting for the QE2 before sunrise.
View up the River Tyne before sunrise.
Tynemouth lighthouse still on with ships on the horizon, one of them was the QE2.
The QE2 approaching Tynemouth Lighthouse.
The QE2 passing between the Tyne piers.
The QE2 approaching Herd Groyne with tugs at both ends.
The QE2 passing Herd Groyne.
The QE2 passing North Shields and the Fish Quay.
The QE2 turning at the bend in the river before the Shields Ferry,
The QE2 disappearing from view as she approaches Mill Dam and Northumbria Quay.
A last view of the famous red funnel towering above the houses at South Shields.
As the QE2 made her way up the river the sun was not to be outdone